Nadège T. Clitandre

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Office Location

SSMS 2123


  • African Diaspora
  • Caribbean literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Haitian literature, culture, history
  • Gender and transnationalism
  • Migration and identity


  • Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • M.A., African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2003)
  • M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago (2000)
  • B.A. English Literature, Hampton University (1995)


Nadège T. Clitandre is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies. Clitandre received her B.A. in English Literature from Hampton University, a M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.  Before joining the program in 2011, Clitandre was the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB.  She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Black Studies and Comparative Literature. She is the Haiti coordinator of the Haiti Projects at the Center for Black Studies Research.

Clitandre works on theoretical framework s of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women’s literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake.  Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti.

Clitandre's first monograph, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, published by the University of Virginia Press, is now available on Amazon:


Haiti Sustainable Development Collaborative (Carrefour-Feuilles Redevelopment Project):


Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

"Mapping the Echo Chamber: Edwidge Danticat and the Thematic Trilogy of Birth, Separation and Death,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Volume 3.2, Fall/Winter 2014.

“Silence and False Starts in Times of Disaster,” Afro-Hispanic Review, Volume 32.2, Fall 2013.

Haitian Exceptionalism in the Caribbean and the Project of Rebuilding Haiti,” Journal of Haitian Studies 12.2 (2011) 146-153.

“Diaspora of Home, Terror and Despair in the Writings of Edwidge Danticat” Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures, Rudiger Ahrens, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Karen Ikas, Francisco A. Lomeli (eds). Germany: Universitatsverlag Winter GmbH, 2005.

“Reformulating Haitian Literature Transnationally: Identifying New and Revised Tropes of Haitian Identity in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory.”  Journal of Haitian Studies 9.2. (2003) 90-110.

“Body and Voice as Sites of Oppression: The Psychological Condition of the Displaced Post-Colonial Haitian Subject in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” Journal of Haitian Studies 7.2 (2001) 28-49.



  • Global Linkages of the African Diaspora (Global 146)
  • Haiti: Local Realities Global Influences (Global 147)
  • Caribbean Women Writers and Migratory Subjects (Global 148)
  • Global Ethics and Culture ( Global 110)


  • The Human in Humanitarian Aid (Special Topics)
  • Diaspora: Migration, Identity, Culture (Special Topics)